IE 7.0 Messed Up My PC


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Pete

Please Help!!!!! I'm running xpsp2.

I just installed IE 7.0 and as luck would have it - my pc is messed up.
When I try to exit IE by clicking on the "x" in the upper right hand corner,
it locks my machine up completely, and the only way to exit is to shut the
power off (ctrl-alt-delete, and end task does nothing).

It does it whether there is one tab open or multiple tabs. What can I do to
fix this. I know IE is integral to xp so I doubt there is any kind of
uninstall type fix. This has got me very upset to say the least.

Thanks for any help...Pete
 
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Pete

Pete said:
Please Help!!!!! I'm running xpsp2.

I just installed IE 7.0 and as luck would have it - my pc is messed
up. When I try to exit IE by clicking on the "x" in the upper right
hand corner, it locks my machine up completely, and the only way to
exit is to shut the power off (ctrl-alt-delete, and end task does
nothing).
It does it whether there is one tab open or multiple tabs. What can
I do to fix this. I know IE is integral to xp so I doubt there is
any kind of uninstall type fix. This has got me very upset to say
the least.
Thanks for any help...Pete
Additional info for you all. My spy bot keeps "flashing up" the four
registry changes that took place when I boot up and the desk top appears
(even though I checked it to remember the changes
previously while installing IE 7.0, and the changes are listed in the
allowed registry changes in spy bot). It flashes them up and then they
disappear in a few seconds. It never did that for the other registry
changes that it allows. IE 7.0 must be responsible for this also. Just
thought I would let you know

Pete
 
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philo

Pete said:
Please Help!!!!! I'm running xpsp2.

I just installed IE 7.0 and as luck would have it - my pc is messed up.
When I try to exit IE by clicking on the "x" in the upper right hand corner,
it locks my machine up completely, and the only way to exit is to shut the
power off (ctrl-alt-delete, and end task does nothing).

It does it whether there is one tab open or multiple tabs. What can I do to
fix this. I know IE is integral to xp so I doubt there is any kind of
uninstall type fix. This has got me very upset to say the least.

Thanks for any help...Pete

Yes

you may uninstall IE7

as you would any other application
 
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Pete

philo said:
Yes

you may uninstall IE7

as you would any other application
Philo...I see that IE7 is in the add remove programs list, after I installed
it - but I didn't think there was any reference to IE previously (other than
the "add/remove windows components" which is an icon off to the left side of
the list of applications in add/remove programs, and I was never sure what
would happen if you unchecked the box for IE and clicked next - ie too
afraid to mess with it).

So please answer me this. If I highlight IE7 in the main applications list
in add/remove programs and then click "remove", what will happen (will it
give me another window and say it will revert back to IE6, or will I be out
of luck and not have any IE left on my machine at all). I have to have IE
in order to get windows updates as you know (which is how I got IE7, and it
has messed my machine up).

I have also tried turning off spy bot and AVG, and that has not helped. IE7
apparently created some kind of glitch when it installed. How can I get IE6
back, and if I can't, do I have to remove IE7 and then try to install it
again. What do you recommend. Right now I am too chicken to remove IE7
without further advice or info.

Thanks...Pete
 
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ColTom2

IE 7 has some conflicts with installed hardware, i.e. some HP printers for sure. Recommend that you go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall IE 7 which will restore IE 6 back to its original configuration. This is what I found out the past weekend and had to accomplish.





Please Help!!!!! I'm running xpsp2.

I just installed IE 7.0 and as luck would have it - my pc is messed up.
When I try to exit IE by clicking on the "x" in the upper right hand corner,
it locks my machine up completely, and the only way to exit is to shut the
power off (ctrl-alt-delete, and end task does nothing).

It does it whether there is one tab open or multiple tabs. What can I do to
fix this. I know IE is integral to xp so I doubt there is any kind of
uninstall type fix. This has got me very upset to say the least.

Thanks for any help...Pete
 
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antioch

Pete said:
Please Help!!!!! I'm running xpsp2.

I just installed IE 7.0 and as luck would have it - my pc is messed up.
When I try to exit IE by clicking on the "x" in the upper right hand
corner, it locks my machine up completely, and the only way to exit is to
shut the power off (ctrl-alt-delete, and end task does nothing).

It does it whether there is one tab open or multiple tabs. What can I do
to fix this. I know IE is integral to xp so I doubt there is any kind of
uninstall type fix. This has got me very upset to say the least.

Thanks for any help...Pete


It is said that if you uninstall IE7 you will automatically return to IE6 -
but some have had problems doing this.
Please try the IE7 groups as well.
There are plenty of posts on this subject of uninstalling.
If you explain how your system was messed up in detail, that may be
resolved.
IE7 questions should be posted to the Internet Explorer General newsgroup as
below -

In your Newsreader:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

If you need to use the Web Interface -
http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

Good luck
Antioch
 
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Pete

Thanks Tom (and thanks to Philo also) - I uninstalled it and it put 6.0 back in. I just wasn't sure if it would just over-write 6.0, and I would lose it (the damn thing should give you some kind of notice to that effect to make it more user friendly - lol). Everything is okay now, and pee on IE7 and Bill Gates, I was just trying to upgrade the damn thing - oh well. Firefox is better anyway :), but like I said you have to have IE to get updates for Windows.

BTW, I do have a HP 932 deskjet printer (nice printer - still works great), and maybe that was what was causing the problem like you alluded to. I searched all over the net and could not find anything in regard to the lockup problem at all, and certainly not anything about HP printers. How did you find that out Tom, if you don't mind replying back one more time.

Thanks again...Pete
IE 7 has some conflicts with installed hardware, i.e. some HP printers for sure. Recommend that you go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall IE 7 which will restore IE 6 back to its original configuration. This is what I found out the past weekend and had to accomplish.





Please Help!!!!! I'm running xpsp2.

I just installed IE 7.0 and as luck would have it - my pc is messed up.
When I try to exit IE by clicking on the "x" in the upper right hand corner,
it locks my machine up completely, and the only way to exit is to shut the
power off (ctrl-alt-delete, and end task does nothing).

It does it whether there is one tab open or multiple tabs. What can I do to
fix this. I know IE is integral to xp so I doubt there is any kind of
uninstall type fix. This has got me very upset to say the least.

Thanks for any help...Pete
 
P

Pete

antioch said:
It is said that if you uninstall IE7 you will automatically return to
IE6 - but some have had problems doing this.
Please try the IE7 groups as well.
There are plenty of posts on this subject of uninstalling.
If you explain how your system was messed up in detail, that may be
resolved.
IE7 questions should be posted to the Internet Explorer General
newsgroup as below -

In your Newsreader:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

If you need to use the Web Interface -
http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

Good luck
Antioch
Thanks Antioch...I have resolved the problem (back to 6.0 now) per my post
to Tom...Pete
 
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antioch

Pete said:
Thanks Antioch...I have resolved the problem (back to 6.0 now) per my post
to Tom...Pete
I am pleased for you that it worked :)
 
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Ursula

Pete said:
Please Help!!!!! I'm running xpsp2.

I just installed IE 7.0 and as luck would have it - my pc is messed up.
When I try to exit IE by clicking on the "x" in the upper right hand corner,
it locks my machine up completely, and the only way to exit is to shut the
power off (ctrl-alt-delete, and end task does nothing).

It does it whether there is one tab open or multiple tabs. What can I do to
fix this. I know IE is integral to xp so I doubt there is any kind of
uninstall type fix. This has got me very upset to say the least.
You have to install Zone Alarm, then everything will work fine.

Us.
 
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ColTom2

Hi Pete:

After having these new HP problems pop up the only thing that I could think of was my newly installed IE.7.I was having no problems with it and thoroughly enjoying the new features. However, like I said my HP Director that allows me to scan etc I could not access. The strange thing was that the HP printer worked fine, but all other features were gone.

I went online to HP's website and they now have a Live Chat and the first thing that he asked me was what version of IE was I running. When I told him it was IE7 was when he told me there was a conflict between it and my HP Officejet 6110 and advised me to uninstall IE7 and also uninstall my printer and reinstall.

Sorry it took so long for me to get back with you.

Tom
Thanks Tom (and thanks to Philo also) - I uninstalled it and it put 6.0 back in. I just wasn't sure if it would just over-write 6.0, and I would lose it (the damn thing should give you some kind of notice to that effect to make it more user friendly - lol). Everything is okay now, and pee on IE7 and Bill Gates, I was just trying to upgrade the damn thing - oh well. Firefox is better anyway :), but like I said you have to have IE to get updates for Windows.

BTW, I do have a HP 932 deskjet printer (nice printer - still works great), and maybe that was what was causing the problem like you alluded to. I searched all over the net and could not find anything in regard to the lockup problem at all, and certainly not anything about HP printers. How did you find that out Tom, if you don't mind replying back one more time.

Thanks again...Pete
IE 7 has some conflicts with installed hardware, i.e. some HP printers for sure. Recommend that you go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall IE 7 which will restore IE 6 back to its original configuration. This is what I found out the past weekend and had to accomplish.





Please Help!!!!! I'm running xpsp2.

I just installed IE 7.0 and as luck would have it - my pc is messed up.
When I try to exit IE by clicking on the "x" in the upper right hand corner,
it locks my machine up completely, and the only way to exit is to shut the
power off (ctrl-alt-delete, and end task does nothing).

It does it whether there is one tab open or multiple tabs. What can I do to
fix this. I know IE is integral to xp so I doubt there is any kind of
uninstall type fix. This has got me very upset to say the least.

Thanks for any help...Pete
 
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Guest

I installed internet 7 and now one of my tax programs does not work. The
tech at the softwarte company told me to contact Microsoft since they
disabled my software. anyone have suggestion in how to fix this problem.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Pohangtom said:
I installed internet 7 and now one of my tax programs does not work.
The tech at the softwarte company told me to contact Microsoft since
they disabled my software. anyone have suggestion in how to fix this
problem.


Please help us to help you. Since you've told us nothing about your problem,
it's very difficult to help.

What tax program? What does "does not work" mean? What happens when you try
to run it? If you get an error message, please quote it verbatim.

For information on how to make a good newsgroup posting, read
http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm and
 

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